The United Nations Environment Programme's '''World Conservation Monitoring Centre''' ('''UNEP-WCMC''') is an executive agency of the United Nations Environment Programme
, based in Cambridge
in the United Kingdom
. UNEP-WCMC has been part of UNEP since 2000, and has responsibility for biodiversity
assessment and support to policy development and implementation.
[UNEP (2004) UNEP Programmes and Resources for Environmental Education and Training. UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya & Earthprint, UK.]
The World Conservation Monitoring Centre was previously an independent organization jointly managed by IUCN, UNEP and World Wide Fund for Nature|WWF
established in 1988, and prior to that the Centre was a part of the IUCN Secretariat.